And epic Friday night at Happy Endings with Dave Eastgate is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and musician who lives in Sydney, Australia and is one of the stars of Channel 9’s brand new drama series, Doctor Doctor, aired late 2016.
In 2015, Dave starred alongside his comedy idols, Glenn Robbins, Magda Szubanski, Gina Riley & Jane Turner in the Comedy Channel’s flag ship, sketch comedy series, Open Slather. The series ran for 20 episodes and featured Dave in sketches alongside, UFC Champ Ronda Rousey & Grammy Award Winner, Sting.
Other credits include the multi-award winning ABC comedy series, A Moody Xmas & it’s sequel, The Moody’s, as well as Maximum Choppage, Soul Mates, Ronnie Cheing: International Student and Channel 9’s smash hit comedy Here Come The Habibs.
Stand-up comedy remains Dave’s staple as he tours extensively around Australia and internationally in NZ, UK, US, Singapore and even in the Middle East for the Australian Defence Force. In 2012 Dave shared the stage with Academy Award Winner, Robin Williams during his Australian tour and considers it a career highlight. Other highlights include playing sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 & 2012 & performing at the UK’s biggest heavy metal festival ‘Download’ in 2012. In addition to this Dave has supported touring international comics such as Arj Barker, Rich Fulcher, Jim Jefferies, Jeff Ross and Ross Noble. Dave has appeared as a stand-up comedian on Channel 9’s Mornings, SBS’s The Full Brazilian, Channel 10’s Thursday Night Live and the Comedy Channel’s Stand Up Australia and Just For Laughs at The Sydney Opera House.
Dave has truly cemented himself as one of the best live comedy acts in the country. It’s this reputation that landed him gigs as the audience warm-up for Big Brother, Australian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Australia’s Got Talent, The X-Factor & The Voice. His corporate clients now include Westpac, NAB, McDonald’s, P&O, Jim Beam Global, Microsoft Australia, Virgin Mobile (UK), Irun Bru (UK), Blundstones, ALH Group and The Gold Coast Titans Rugby League Club.
Outside of comedy and acting however is Dave’s passion for rock n’ roll. In 2013, his band, Dave Eastgate & Boner Contention, were the house band for the ABC sketch comedy show, Wednesday Night Fever, performing the opening and closing titles, stings and original numbers written by Dave, himself. For the past two years they have held a weekly residency at Australia’s premiere rock venue, Frankie’s Pizza by The Slice, where they host LIVE Hard Rockin Karaoke, a night when regular punters can sing their favourite rock tunes, with arguably, the hardest band in Australia!
With Christina Van Look burst onto the Sydney comedy scene six years ago and continues to delight audiences from Melbourne, New York, London and Toongabbie.
Her humour varies from hilariously self-deprecating to bitingly sardonic but her punchlines are delivered with a relaxed smile that makes her a favourite wherever she performs. Christina is renowned for her rapid-fire jokes about celebrities (Kim K would sue if she could actually understand the joke), parenting as a competitive sport and why you need to visit a sex shop at least once in your life.
She has spent an extended period performing comedy in New York where she recently performed at Gotham Comedy Club and the Comedy Cellar. She also featured on The Darren Sanders Show on Foxtel’s Aurora.
“Christina Van Look is one terrifically funny woman. Nothing is as refreshing as a mother with a disdain for children.” – Rick Crom (Louis CK, Inside Amy Schumer)
“One of the funniest women in comedy.” – Mikey Robbins (Good News Week)
And The Former lawyer Chris Radburn is an Aussie comedian who has earned a reputation for clever and cheeky observations that are relatable original and hilarious. Chris has appeared as a comedian on over 15 TV shows including The NRL Footy Show, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, CNN International, Stand up Australia, Thursday Night Live, Getaway, Joker Poker, and the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala and performed overseas in America, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, Dubai, New Zealand and for the troops in Egypt. He has also appeared in over 30 TV Commercials and has written and directed award winning short films. His film ‘Embellish’ starring Dave Eastgate was a finalist in the Bondi Short Film Festival. Two of his sketches including one of ‘The Parents’ sketches were among the 16 finalists in the 2016 Australia’s Funniest Shorts Competition.
★★★★“Clever –witted observational gags…Likely to strike a chord with anyone willing to not take themselves too seriously.” – The Advertiser
“overflowing with laughter for his set …… Radburn combines the Aussie yarn with classical comedic storytelling, culminating in a hysterical show.” – Kryztoff Raw Magazine
“…reveals himself for the true professional observer he is.” – Rip it Up, Adelaide Fringe
“Great delivery …you murdered’ – Rob Schneider
“with deft wit, his observational style hits” – The Age
“very funny …the audience loved it” – Sun Herald
“Laid back Seinfeld like ‘ real life’ comedy”- Arts Hub
Winner – Best of OZ, Spikefest – Spike Milligan Festival.
Winner Triple M ‘One Mic Stand’.
Time Out Best Local Act Nominee.
Time Out People’s Choice Award.
International Finalist – NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Montreal Just for Laughs Showcase Sydney.
Performed for the troops in Afghanistan
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